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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2

Barningham Estate- 3 The Reading Room Cottages

Barningham, near Barnard Castle, County Durham | UK31802 5 Grade:
5 years


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3 The Reading Room Cottages is ideally situated for guests wishing to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, with a village pub nearby to enjoy good food and drink.


The cottage is fully equipped for a self-contained, luxurious stay with particular attention to comfort. A perfect base for up to 4 people.

Ground floor.
Living room: With 32" Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and 32" Smart TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and 32" Smart TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and wooden floor.

All properties: Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Private car park, free of charge. No smoking.

Reading Room Cottages are 3 lovingly furnished, traditional style cottages set on the historic Barningham Estate. Situated in the picturesque village of Barningham, the cottages are conveniently located next to a great local pub, where guests can enjoy delicious locally sourced food and drink to both eat in and take away. The cottages have been decorated in keeping with their surroundings, using a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture, giving it a traditional and natural aesthetic.
The cottages gets their names from their traditional function as a place where the inhabitants of the village could come and read the daily newspaper that had been delivered to Barningham Park – the home occupied by the Milbank family since 1690. Barningham village is a picturesque village situated between Richmond and Barnard Castle. It was named Durham Rural Community Council’s ‘Best Small Village’ in 2010 and is a tranquil conservation village, with a large village green, a church, a village bakery, shop and an active village hall.
The Reading Room Cottages are ideally situated for guests wishing to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. There is a wide range of activities to pursue in the area including walking, cycling, fell running, birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Fishing and shooting are available by private request with the owners- seasonal walked up and driven shooting and stalking for individuals or groups can be arranged.
History lovers can enjoy the rich Bronze Age heritage that can be found at remote sites on Barningham Moor, including Chieftan burial mounds and the Cup and Ring Stones. Visit historic market towns including nearby Barnard Castle, offering many independent shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as a large supermarket. Other attractions in Barnard Castle include the Bowes Museum, Witham Arts and Cultural Centre, Rokeby Hall and The Chocolate Fair.
Historic Richmond is 12 miles away and is where you will find Richmond Castle and a large cobbled market square surrounded by shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Other attractions include Auckland Castle, Raby Castle, High Force Waterfall, The Forbidden Corner at Leyburn, Duncombe Park, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens, which can all be reached in under an hour. For special occasions, spa treatments are available at Middleton Lodge, 11 miles away, or the Morritt Hotel and Spa, 2½ miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 25 yards.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 9 guests.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

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